The Department of Marine Resources Biotoxin Monitoring Program monitors shellfish along the coast of Maine during the “red tide” season. Weekly shellfish samples are collected by the Biotoxin Program and results used to regulate the harvest of shellfish for public health.
JOB DESCRIPTION: The Maine Department of Marine Resources is seeking to fill five full time seasonal positions from April to November to collect, transport and process shellfish collected throughout the coast. Seasonal staff positions will be based out of both the Boothbay Harbor and the Lamoine laboratory facility. Weekly field work will include travel to sampling locations from Eliot to Camden, if stationed at the Boothbay Harbor laboratory, and from Belfast to Eastport, if stationed in the Lamoine laboratory. Work will be conducted Sunday through Thursday and will be tide dependent, so field work scheduled during daylight hours will include early mornings to late evenings. Flexibility of work hours during the season is required. A vehicle will be provided to complete all field collection. Knowledge and experience in field work is preferable, with shellfish experience and laboratory QA/QC preferred. The successful candidate must: 1) hold a valid Maine driver’s license; 2) be comfortable working independently under minimal supervision and at odd hours if necessary due to low tide sample collection; 3) be organized and detail oriented; and 4) have a positive attitude.
APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Please submit a resume, two work-related references (including contact numbers), and indicate which location is preferred (Lamoine or Boothbay Harbor) by April 1, 2017 to: Bryant.J.Lewis@maine.gov and David.W.Miller@maine.gov with “Biotoxin Contract Position” in the subject line. Application information may also be sent by mail to: Department of Marine Resources, P.O. Box 8, West Boothbay, ME 04575.
For questions about these positions, please call the Boothbay Harbor laboratory at (207) 633 9535 or the Lamoine laboratory at (207) 677-5654.